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Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research
written by Zhongzhou Chen, Timothy Stelzer, and Gary Gladding
It is known that introductory physics students rarely, if ever, read the textbook prior to coming to lecture. In this study, we report results from a curriculum intervention in a large enrollment introductory physics class that addresses this problem. In particular, we introduced web-based multimedia learning modules (MLMs) as a "prelecture assignment" designed to better prepare students before coming to lecture. We used student performance on "preflight questions" that they answer prior to lecture as a measure of their before-lecture understanding of the physics concepts. We found significant improvement in student performance and on the vast majority of these preflight questions as compared to that from previous semesters in which MLMs were not available. We found significant improvement for all students, independent of their background or ability level.
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General Physics
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© 2010 American Physical Society
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10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010108
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01.50.ht
Keywords:
Curriculum Intervention, Web-based Multimedia Learning Module
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Metadata instance created June 21, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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Z. Chen, T. Stelzer, and G. Gladding, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6 (1), 010108 (2010), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010108).
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Z. Chen, T. Stelzer, and G. Gladding, Using multimedia modules to better prepare students for introductory physics lecture, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6 (1), 010108 (2010), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010108>.
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Chen, Z., Stelzer, T., & Gladding, G. (2010, June 11). Using multimedia modules to better prepare students for introductory physics lecture. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 6(1), 010108. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010108
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Chen, Z, T. Stelzer, and G. Gladding. "Using multimedia modules to better prepare students for introductory physics lecture." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6, no. 1, (June 11, 2010): 010108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010108 (accessed 1 October 2014).
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Chen, Zhongzhou, Timothy Stelzer, and Gary Gladding. "Using multimedia modules to better prepare students for introductory physics lecture." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 6.1 (2010): 010108. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.6.010108>.
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